WINNIT recognises that your privacy and the protection of your personal information is important to you. WINNIT takes your privacy seriously, taking every reasonable precaution to safeguard the personal information that you provide. WINNIT complies fully with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003. If you wish to find out more please visit https://ico.org.uk/ WINNIT.co.uk is owned and operated by Email Experts Ltd (“Email Experts“) whose registration number at the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is ZA204554. This statement discloses how Email Experts helps to protect your personal information while using the FreeStuff website.

Third parties – marketing and relationship management

We may from time to time supply your information to third parties for marketing or relationship management purposes. The main purposes to which your data are put are to allow third parties to provide you with information about goods and services which they think may be of interest to you and/or to maintain any existing relationship they may have with you. Such information may be provided by marketing communications or advertising which is tailored to your interests. Your data may also be used in the way described below. Be assured that any such parties will only be allowed to use your data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and other applicable law relating to privacy.

Those third parties who would wish to send you marketing communications or to advertise to you will fall into the following categories:

Sector

Description and examples

Retail

– Online retail

– General stores

– Automotive (including dealerships and accessories)

– Property

– Home furnishings

– Home improvement

– Fashion and clothing

– Telecoms and utilities

Finance

– Pensions

– Loans, credit cards and mortgages

– Investments & savings

– Short term loans

Insurance

– Home

– Car

– Travel

– Pet

– Personal

– Other insurances

Travel

– Holidays

– Hotel

– Airlines

– Travel booking

Lifestyle

– Health & Well-being

– Fitness

– Charities

– Media & publishing companies

– Leisure

– Gaming

– Legal Services

– Educational institutions

By continuing to use this website you have consented to information being collected from your device by cookies or other similar technologies, for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy, including the display of targeted advertising based on the information provided.

Opting Out

Should you wish to opt out of your data being used for these purposes, please (Unsubscribe Link)

The consequences of opting-out are that your account details will be placed in a suppression file and you will not receive any further communications from WINNIT.co.uk. Every email that WINNIT.co.uk sends contains a link to unsubscribe and a link to this privacy policy.

Opting out at a later date

Once you have given your consent, you can however still control whether or not you continue to receive communications or see such advertisements from such third parties. The method of control depends on the channel of communication or advertising:

E-mail

You can unsubscribe from receiving e-mail marketing communications from any individual third party by using the instructions in any email communication such third party sends you (usually an ‘unsubscribe’ link).

Social media and online

You can configure your advertising preferences on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest by accessing your settings or preference options on the relevant platform. If you no longer want to receive personalised advertising on any website you visit, you can usually opt out directly through the privacy policy of the particular website you are accessing.

Please note that this will not block ads that are displayed on the websites you visit, it will simply stop you receiving advertising that has been tailored to your interests. This opt-out relies on a cookie, so if you wipe all your cookies then that website will no longer know that you have opted out. The same applies if you use a different internet browser, or use a new computer to access the internet. You can also opt out of such advertising by visiting the IAB opt-out platform at 

Your Personal Information

When you are registering with the WINNIT.co.uk website, it is not until you click the submit button that your information is transferred to WINNIT database. Once you have completed and submitted all your details you have then “completed” the registration confirming you are a valued member of WINNIT.co.uk. The information collected at registration is name, address, telephone number, email address and date of birth. WINNIT may use other third party suppliers to provide its services in connection with your registration. However this will not affect your statutory rights under the Data Protection Act.

Once you register with the WINNIT.co.uk website you consent to Email Experts Ltd, the sponsors of Questions on the site and website sponsors being able to send you communications via email, post, SMS or telephone, until such times as you exercise your right to opt-out of receiving such communications. Also you are giving your permission for us to share your information with third parties at registration you have the option to opt-in to our Website Sponsors of WINNIT.co.uk. Website Sponsors have their own privacy policies and some have their own opt-in statements, it is strongly recommended that you read and understand this information.

The collection of data by WINNIT through registration on third party sites may lead to your data also being held by that third party site.

We share personally identifiable information with selected third-parties. We also share the information that you have answered in the questionnaires with the relevant sponsor client. The sponsor clients and third parties use this information so as to send you personally-tailored communications as requested.

WINNIT collects, store and uses data about you and answers to specific questions asked by our question sponsors.  Opted in question sponsors and opted-in website sponsors will contact you with offers and information which they feel will be of interest to you through mail, telephone, sms or email. The data that is held by both WINNIT and the Sponsors whose questions you have answered. WINNIT holds your data in a central database and this database is only accessed by reference to interest or demographic categories in order to provide you with information about those interests you have selected.

Your data may be provided to selected third parties to be appended to information they already hold about you for the purpose of contacting you with information about their products and services. When first contacting you these clients will seek your appropriate consent. The information you give us may be combined with other information about you that is obtained from other sources. For example:

– If you are already a customer of a third party, that third party might wish to add an e-mail address you give us to the customer records that it holds about you, and use that email address to maintain their relationship with you and/or to offer you goods and services that are similar to those you have previously purchased.

– If you have given any third parties permission to share your information, or if you sign in through a social medium, those third parties may be able to find and use information about you so that, in order to speed up the registration process or offer you tailored advertising, you don’t have to provide the information directly to us. The information we obtain will be used in accordance with the other parts of this privacy policy.

The consent you provided for any information you have previously shared with us or any third parties will be renewed at the time you give your consent for any new information sharing unless you indicate otherwise by contacting us, by e-mailing us at contact@winnit.co.uk

WINNIT may from time to time use third party suppliers to provide all or part of a service to you. WINNIT will only supply such personal information as is necessary to enable them to provide the relevant service to you. You should be aware that such outside service providers might be based in countries outside the European Union whose laws provide for a different standard of protection for your personal data than that provided under English law. In such circumstance WINNIT will have in place contractual arrangements which will require your data to be processed at least to a standard compliant with the Data Protection Act 1998.

WINNIT will not provide your personal information to any third party without your prior consent, however, under certain circumstances the force of law may require the provision of information to the legal authorities. In order to maintain the integrity of its website and safeguard the interests of its subscribers, WINNIT will comply with any such legally binding request.

Where consent has been given Email Experts Ltd reserves the right to transfer or sell your personal information to selected third parties; this is at our sole discretion. When your information is shared with our third party partners for promotional purposes, it is no longer governed by this privacy policy; it’s governed by the policy of the partner site.

Use of your personal information

We use your personal information collected via the WINNIT.co.uk website to:

– Provide you with information about the products and services we offer

– Provide you with a more personalised service

– Conduct market research

– Run prize draws and promotions

– Pass on to selected companies to provide you with other offers and promotions

– Help other companies profile and extend their databases

– Facilitate communication between yourself and others

– For analysis purposes or to build data products. In these instances, the information is aggregated and wherever possible anonymised in line with the Information Commissioner’s code of practice. Again, these products are of a marketing nature.

Security and storage of your personal information

WINNIT is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorised access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access, which are located in controlled facilities.

The Internet is not a 100% secure medium for communication and, accordingly, WINNIT cannot guarantee the security of any information you send to the WINNIT.co.uk website via the Internet. WINNIT has all reasonable precautions possible in place to ensure data is kept and processed fairly. WINNIT is not responsible for any loss or damage you or others may suffer as a result of the loss of confidentiality of such information.

Managing your personal information

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you are entitled to see the information held about you and you may ask us to make any necessary changes to ensure that it is accurate and kept up to date. If you wish to do this, please contact us via the Contact Page or email contact@winnit.co.uk.

Cookies

A cookie is a small text-only file which is stored on your computer or mobile device when visiting a website. The WINNIT.co.uk website required cookies to help the website function properly, improve the website appearance and user experience by tracking your visits and usage statistics. By opting-in to the WINNIT.co.uk website you agree to the use of cookies by WINNIT. For further information on cookies and to find out about how to delete or manage cookies, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org. The table below explains the cookies that are used on WINNIT.co.uk website.

Cookie

Name

Purpose

Google Analytics

_ga

__utma

__utmb

__utmc

__utmv

__utmz

These cookies allow WINNIT.co.uk to collect information about how visitors use the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

Google Adsense

__gads

_drt_

id

These cookies allow us to collect information about how visitors use the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Click here for an overview of privacy at http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html

In addition, the below cookies may be placed on your computer in order to identify web site visitors that have agreed to the use of their data for 3rd party online advertising, insight, analytics and content personalisation. This cookie is anonymous and is encrypted and only contains a code that identifies segments to Criteo, Acxiom and its preferred partners who may use the cookie for the purposes of targeted advertising by tracking your online activity. Information provided by cookies are only used for advertising purposes. Information is collected, stored and used separately for each advertising partner. These partners have their own privacy policies and the procedure to opt-out of these cookies is listed in the table below. Further information on online behavioural advertising can be found at www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/.

Web Beacons

WINNIT.co.uk web pages, emails and newsletters may contain electronic images known as web beacons – sometimes called single-pixel gifs – that allow us to count users who have visited those pages and to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. 

WINNIT.co.uk may also employ web beacons from third parties in order to help us compile aggregated statistics and determine the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns. We prohibit web beacons on our sites from being used by third-parties to collect or access your personal information. 

Finally, we may work with other companies that advertise on the WINNIT.co.uk website to place web beacons on their sites in order to allow us to determine the effectiveness of promotional campaigns. 

Liability of WINNIT

Material displayed on the Website is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties. WINNIT will not be liable for interruptions to operations or any other interference, including technical interference, over which it has no control. Further, WINNIT does not accept responsibility for errors in the data you enter including your registration details. This includes, but is not limited to, submission errors caused by transmission failures; delays; typographical errors; telephone or network failures; computer, electronic, or Internet hardware or software failures: the inability of any site to accept all of WINNIT’s data; and tampering. WINNIT does not provide any assurance or guarantee that you will win prizes in any draw, or at all. 

Whilst WINNIT takes reasonable measures to detect and eliminate viruses from the Website, WINNIT cannot ensure that the website will be free from viruses and does not accept any liability in this respect. You are recommended to take all appropriate measures before downloading or accessing information from the Website. 

Users cannot knowingly use the site to introduce virus and Trojans 

You must not misuse the Website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Website, the server on which the Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Website. You must not attack the Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. WINNIT will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and will cooperate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the Website will cease immediately. WINNIT will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Website or use of any website linked to it. However WINNIT will take adequate measures from their end to ensure that such incidents do not occur. 

Changes to this Privacy Policy 

WINNIT will occasionally update this privacy policy. When we do, we will also revise the last updated date at the top of this page. WINNIT will obtain your opt-in consent for any updates to this privacy policy that materially expand the sharing or use of your personal information in ways not disclosed in this privacy policy at the time of collection. 

Useful Information 

For useful information about data protection you can visit: 

– The Direct Marketing Association; www.dma.org.uk

– The Information Commissioner; www.dataprotection.go.uk

– The Citizen Advice Bureau; www.adviceguide.org.uk

Access your Information 

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your information please email or write to us at the address below. Also you may ask us to correct information that you think is incorrect. We may make a small charge for these services. 

Further Information 

If you have questions regarding this privacy policy, please contact WINNIT by following this link: contact@winnit.co.uk